The Marlett.ttf file is a TrueType font file installed in the Fonts
folder. The file's Hidden attribute is set and the file is not visible
in Windows Explorer.
The Marlett TrueType font is used for displaying scroll bar arrows,
Maximize and Minimize buttons, option buttons, check boxes, and other
controls in Windows 95. The font is explicitly loaded by the GDI at
startup. Windows 95 performance is enhanced by using a TrueType font
instead of bitmaps for controls.
The Marlett.ttf file is located in the Fonts folder with other TrueType
fonts. The file is hidden, but the font is visible in programs' Font
If the Marlett.ttf file is damaged or missing, numbers or garbled
characters appear in place of controls.
If you need to replace the Marlett.ttf file, extract it to the
Windows\Fonts folder. Set the file's Hidden and System attributes.
The Marlett.ttf file is located in the Win95_06.cab cabinet file on disk 6
if you are using Windows 95 disks, or in the Win95_05.cab cabinet file if
you are using the Windows 95 CD-ROM. After you extract the file to the
Windows\Fonts folder, set its attributes by typing the following line
at a command prompt:
attrib +s +h c:\windows\fonts\marlett.ttf
For information about using the Extract tool, please see the following
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
If after replacing the Marlett.ttf file numbers or garbled characters
still appear in place of controls, try deleting the Ttfcache file in the
Windows folder. This file is rebuilt automatically when you restart the
computer. Problems with the Marlett.ttf file can also be caused by
exceeding, or approaching, the approximate limitation of 1000 fonts.
If this does not work, verify that the Hidden attribute is set for the
Marlett.ttf font file. To do so, follow these steps.
- In My Computer or Windows Explorer, right-click the Marlett.ttf file
in the Windows\Fonts folder, and then click Properties.
- Click the Hidden check box to select it, and then click OK.
For additional information about the font limits in Windows 95, see the
following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TrueType Font Limits in Windows 95